EARTH CELEBRATIONS HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT: 2009
Saturday May 9, 2009 1-6 PM Downtown section of the Hudson River Park, New York City
An ecological parade and performance art event with spectacular costumes and giant puppets to restore the Hudson River and address climate change.
CONCEIVED, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED: Felicia Young- Founder/ Director-Earth Celebrations
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Naomi Tessler
DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Corey Carver
GRAPHIC DESIGN / WEB MASTER Julie Goodman
ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN Katherine Freygang & Nathaniel Flagg
MAKE-UP DIRECTOR Izaskun Zabala
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Rick Vazquez
MUSICAL DIRECTOR David Hykes
INTERNS Michael Wurzel, Scott Bartelson, Yi-wei Chang, Pavla Uppal, Katerina Kourkoula, Elyssa Mactas, Kristine Shook, Francisco Gordillo, Kanako Okazaki.
Michele Brody – Costume Workshops- Costumes: River Grass Skirts, Elemental Energies,
Oyster, Oyster Toadfish, and the Diamond Back Terrapin
Chris Rumery – Costume Workshops- Costumes: Recyclers & Trash Tricksters
Spica Wobbe (Shu-yun Cheng) – Puppet Workshops- Puppets: Jelly Fish Puppet & Hudson River Water Nymph Costume, Sea Robbin
Lucrecia Novoa – Puppet Workshops- Puppets: Hudson River Estuary, Oyster, Fish, Blue Crab, Sea Horse. Janet Morgan – Robe workshops, Stewards of the River Robes
Katherine Freygang – Banners
Becky Hubbert – Recycled River Maiden Costumes
ROVING RIVER OF HISTORIC SHIPS Concept: Felicia Young Design/Construction: Katerina Kourkoula & Pavla Uppal
GREEN ENERGY CANOPY Concept:- Felicia Young, Construction: Yi-wei Chang & Naomi Tessler
STATUE OF THE GLACIERS Concept: Felicia Young, Construction: Lucrecia Novoa, Scott Bartelson, Amelia Epp & Kristine Shook GIANT SEAHORSE PUPPET Kevin Shultis
EARTH CELEBRATIONS’ ADDITIONAL COSTUMES AND PUPPETS Felicia Young, Annna Belous, Daria Deshuk, Nikki Traino, Lucrecia Novoa and Shannon Harvey
Hungry March Band (1-3:30pm) (3:30-5pm): Grupo Kalunga Neg Mawon / Conch Chorus: Alexander LaSalle and Angel R. Rodriguez
SCHOOL AND VOLUNTEER GROUP WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center After School programs, PS 89, IS 89, PS 234, PS 150, Boys & Girls Republic, Henry Street Settlement /Abrons Arts Center, After Care, Lower East Side Ecology Center: Alternative Elemental Energy Costumes. Village Academy: participating in Earth Celebrations’ Costume Making and Puppetry workshops and the pageant. Build On: participating in Earth Celebrations’ Costume Making and Puppetry workshops and the pageant NYU Community connections, NYCARES, OneBrick.
Eduardo Duarte, Jacques Torchon, Denis Sivak, David Chmura, Kanako Okazaki, Dasha Fayv, Barbara Jones, Isabel Cheng, Michael Martinez, Hugh Gran, Greshon Rodriguez,, Bill Akerlund , Terri Ferrari, Frederick Lassinius, Kristine Patnugot
The Staff at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center: Bob Townley, Susan Kay, Alex Roche, Tobi Young, Susan Kay, Theseus Roche, Maria Reidelbach and Jim Hopkins; The staff and Hudson River Park Trust: Kerry Dawson, Lauren Donnelly, and Crist Figueroa; The Staff at the River Project: Cathy Drew, JT Boehm, Salsberg Group, and Tad Barnes, Village Community Boathouse- Rob Buchanan, and all our workshop, pageant volunteers
Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center (Producing Partner), The Hudson
River Park Trust (Sponsor), The River Project, Friends of Hudson River Park, The Village Community Boathouse, Downtown Boathouse, New York Harbor School, New York Kayak Company, LIC Community Boathouse, P3-Pier, Park and Playground Association, Solar One, LES Ecology Center, We, the World, Arts>World Financial Center, Joyce Theater, Henry Street Settlement/ Abrons Arts Center, Boys and Girls Republic, Poets House, Church Street School for Music & Art, Joyce Theater, Stella Adler Studio of Acting,Friends of Washington Square Park, Washington Market Park, Friends of Bleeker Playground, One Brick, NY Cares, CB1, Americorps, PS 234, PS150, PS89, School at Columbia, Stuyvesant High School, NYU, Scenic Hudson, Riverkeeper, Clean Air NY, Revolution Rickshaws, Greenpeace, and Clearwater
This program is made possible in part by The Fund For Creative Communities supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Manhattan Youth, The Hudson River Park Trust, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Howard Bayne Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive, Eileen Fisher, Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center, Arts>World Financial Center, Hudson River Improvement Fund of the Hudson River Foundation, and individual support
EARTH CELEBRATIONS HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANHATTAN YOUTH DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER
1PM RIVER SPIRITS INITIATION – PARADE START
(Meet: 120 Warren Street bet. Greenwich & the River-1 blk below Chambers)
15-foot giant river species puppets and spectacular costumed gardens spirits kick off parade.
2PM A HUDSON RIVER POEM
@ Laight Street in the Hudson River Park.
Members of Poets House Class held at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center Stewards of the River Ceremony with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center
2:15 DANCE OF THE RIVER GRASS
@ Grass Mounds-in the Hudson River Park-bet. Laight & Vestry St.
Concept and choreography: Yana Schnitzler, Human Kinetics Movement Arts.
Performers: Elisama Colon, Grace Eichinger, Stephanie Hyland, Masumi Kishimoto, Yana Schnitzler. Costumes: Yana Schnitzler. Music: “And Let the River Answer”, Percussion: Evry Mann, Dijeridu: Peter Hadley.
2:30 CHOIR RIVER SONG
@ Pier 32 Pile Field @Watts St -in the Hudson River Park
Church Street School for Music and Art Choristers, in partnership with Trinity Wall Street Choristers, wearing sustainable material costumes by Church Street Art students. Stewards of the River Ceremony with Solar One
2:45 HISTORICAL RIVER POEM
@Canal Street-in the Hudson River Park
Poet: Marcia Newfield POSSESION. In Memory of HENRY HUDSON and ROBERT FULTON
3PM BOAT HOUSE PERFORMANCE
@South Side Pier 40-below Houston St. with New York Kayak Company.
Roving Dancers choreoraphed by Gen & Corey Katano with Dancers: Gen Katano,Nicole Markarian, Lisa Groth, Sadie Conte, Marcos De Jesus
3:15 PIER 40 PERFORMANCE
@ Pier 40 near Houston St. in the Hudson River Park Ceremony with Pier, Park, Playground Association
3:30 EXPLORATORY VOYAGE OF HENRY HUDSON-THEATRICAL VIGNETTE
@ Queen of Hearts Boat @ Leroy St in the Hudson River Park-just below Christopher St.
Presented by National Historic Theater, Director: Karl Purnell. Featuring Silver Cloud Singers.
@ Christopher Street Pier-water taxi dock, in the Hudson River Park.
Oyster Aria performed by Pink Angel. Oyster planting led by Shino Tanikawa and the River Project with Stewards of the River Ceremony with the River Project.
4PM TAMING OF THE TRASH TRICKSTERS & RIVER CLEANSING
@ Bow Notch-semi circle bridge-10th St in the Hudson River Park.
A Scene from Water’s Song, Playwright/Director: Naomi Tessler. Performers: Ariel Burke, Liz Wexler & Devlin Goldberg
4:15 LIVE FISH RELEASE!
@ Charles Street Pier in The Hudson River Park with Lower East Side Ecology Center & Hudson River Park Trust.
Jules Cazdessus “Enviro Siren” performing on dulcimer with harmonies by Kate Gendreaux- original song”One River” written for the Hudson River Pageant and Ray Korona original song “Listen to the Earth.”
4:45 RIVER CEREMONY & HONORING OF THE LENAPE INDIANS
@ Pier 49 Semi-Circle Bridge Over Water @Bank St.
The Silver Cloud Singers, an intertribal Native American singing & dance troupe
4:50 RITUAL OF RECYCLING-RECYCLED RIVER MAIDENS
@ Area near Horatio Street- Stewards of the River Ceremony with Friends of Hudson River Park
5PM DANCE OF BOATS, RIVER CLEANSING, & HARMONIC CHOIR CONCERT
@ area bet. Children’s Water Playground at Jane St. & Gansevoort St. Pier.
Water Dance of Boats – Direction, Costuming, & Choreography: Alice Farley Dance Theater
with Village Community Boathouse rowing gigs with community volunteers and students from Eugene Lang College, Stuyvesant High School, and the New York Harbor School Rowing Team and kayakers: Michael Ingbar, Philip Jache, Michael Samuel, Laurie Bleich.
David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir – The over-the-river concert world premiere of “River Goddess Flowing” by renowned composer-singer David Hykes with The Harmonic Choir:
David Hykes, voice, composition, direction
Stéphane Gallet, flute Evry Mann, percussion
The Harmonic Presence Foundation
CLOSING SONG: Jose Conde – pageant finale- performing his latin funk song “Ride la Ola”.